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This level-three course offers an introduction to American literature and culture between 1850 and 1950, a century in which the United States was transformed from a rural economy to an industrialised super-power. You will learn about the key writers of this period, the issues that sparked their imaginations, and the literary strategies which they adopted, or at times invented, to express their response to the changing world around them. This course is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
1 two-hour lecture per week
1 two-hour seminar per week
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: continuous assessment: Two essays, each 2500 words (each 40%); group project (10%); seminar assessment mark (10%). Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%)
Essay feedback will be given in written form. Students will also have opportunities to discuss their progress with their tutor. This course also includes extensive use of group work and peer review.